Judicial proceedings have been initiated through a virtual presence in the Appellate and High Court divisions of the Supreme Court as corona transmission has increased across the country.
On Wednesday (January 19) morning, the activities of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique began virtually. From the same day, the High Court Division will also conduct virtual justice.
Earlier on Tuesday (January 18), the court administration issued two separate notifications directing the two sides of the Supreme Court to conduct judicial activities virtually.
Judicial activities of the Appellate Division will be conducted only through virtual presence using the information technology following the ‘Information Technology Use Act-2020’ and the practice direction issued in this regard from January 19 (Wednesday) in the situation arising out of Corona infection will be managed. The High Court Division also said the same in the notification.
Meanwhile, the chamber judge court of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has been operating virtually four days a week since January 16, following a notification on January 12.
Incidentally, at the beginning of the Corona transition, the Supreme Court proceedings were conducted on a limited basis in a virtual manner. However, from December 1, 2021, the court administration started the judicial activities of both (Appellate and High Court) divisions of the Bangladesh Supreme Court in physical presence.